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Architects Journal
10 April 2003

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  • while superior winner fails to spot them all


    A section of steel girder from the World Trade Center has arrived from New York. It will be included in the September 11 Memorial Garden in Grosvenor Square.
  • A bit of a brew

    Alessi has commissioned 22 international architects to design its latest range of tea and coffee services, including David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Will Alsop and Future Systems (pictured).
  • 'Adjudibration' promises speedy resolution to contract disputes

    legal matters
  • Architects steer clear of Section 106 talks

  • Auction time

  • Balmond's 'excesses' must be put in context

  • Barn storm


    The BBC has shortlisted Foreign Office Architects, Future Systems, MVRDV, Ushida Findlay Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects in the competition to design its new music centre at White City in west London. The scheme will house the BBC's Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Chorus, Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers.
  • BCIA competition call

    The closing date for this year's British Construction Industry Awards is 24 April. Entries are invited in several categories relevant to architects: small building project; building of the year; major project; and international project.
  • BDP's £750m Liverpool masterplan hit by objections

    BDP's £750 million redevelopment of Liverpool's Paradise Street area is facing serious delays following local objections to a series of Compulsory Purchase Orders.
  • briefing notes: james soane

    When and where were you born?
  • British babes


    Chancellor Gordon Brown delivered his 2003 Budget yesterday afternoon, outlining the Treasury's growth expectations for the UK economy and taxation plans for the forthcoming year.For analysis visit www. ajplus. co. uk
  • Building for Life has designs on quality with housing manifesto

    The housebuilding industry has unveiled a 'radical manifesto' to promote high design standards in the construction of new British homes.
  • changing the mindset


    David Chipperfield Architects has won an international competition to design the Hinter dem Giesshaus 1 gallery in Berlin (AJ 27.3.03). The only shortlisted British practice saw off competition from Frank Gehry, Peter Zumthor, Hans Kollhoff and Ron Radziner.
  • Civic Trust's Julia Thrift to head CABE's green space unit

    CABE has appointed Julia Thrift, head of programmes at the Civic Trust, as the first director of its new urban green-spaces champion, CABE Space.
  • Clare Melhuish reviews momentary transformation of the Brunswick Centre

    The Brunswick, in Bloomsbury, has been a cause célèbre for years now, awaiting some kind of transformative action to give it new life, but hotly contested at every step.
  • competitions


    The University of Connecticut has shortlisted Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid Architects and Mack Scogin in the competition to design its new $30 million (£19.2 million) School of Fine Arts building. Each architect will work up a model of the building, which will contain opera, recital and concert halls.
  • Death of owner occupation would herald dawn of an enlightened era

    Today, every trend that ever flourished in the hundred years from 1900 is being deconstructed, reconstructed and tuned to fit new conditions. The only exceptions are trends that have become so ingrained into our way of thinking that we no longer recognise them for what they are.One such trend is owner occupation.
  • diary

  • Foster and Partners

    Foster and Partners has revealed the first images of its new 292-apartment development in Altrincham for developer Urban Splash. The canal-side project on Woodfield Road includes three new buildings and the refurbishment of the existing Budenberg Gauge factory site. It will also include 335 basement car parking spaces and communal landscaped gardens.
  • Foster reaches for the sky in RA Summer Exhibition first

    Lord Foster will curate a tall building exhibition at this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
  • Fueling the energy debate

    technical news & reviews

    Budget clothes retailer New Look has appointed Future Systems to design its new flagship store in London's Oxford Street.

    The City of London has granted planning permission to Grimshaw's redevelopment of the London Stock Exchange on Old Broad Street. The scheme - which will include the recladding and refurbishment of the 26-storey Exchange Tower - was described by City of London planning officer Peter Rees as 'an ingenious and sophisticated design solution'.
  • Guerrilla approach

  • Healing hand

    aj building study

    The government has confirmed its full review of the heritage protection system, as revealed in the AJ (27.3.03). The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced a wide-ranging consultation prior to a decision by Tessa Jowell in the autumn.
  • Individual and collective found in the city

  • Into the labyrinth

  • Just because you can, it doesn't mean you have to

    aj+ column
  • Listing is fitting tribute to Fleetwood architect

  • Livingstone planning move is 'undemocratic', claim Tories

    Conservatives have accused London mayor Ken Livingstone of further damaging democratic accountability in the capital's planning process.

    Local civic association, the Portsmouth Society, is concerned planners will give Broadway Malyan's 30-storey Gun Wharf development the green light 'because they do not feel strong enough to refuse it'.
  • London Bridge Tower inquiry complicated by station plans

    The surprise revival of a Wilkinson Eyre/TP Bennett revamp of London Bridge station is set to provide a further complication at the public inquiry into Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower, scheduled to begin next week.
  • Lottery boost for UCL's 'window on the world'

    Jeremy Dixon.Edward Jones' latest gallery project, the Petrie Museum at University College London (UCL), has secured £4.9 million in Heritage Lottery funding.
  • New clinic for Benenden Hospital John McAslan + Partners

    working details
  • NHS needs a shot in the arm to change design perceptions

  • Niall McLaughlin Architects

    Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the competition to design Geoffrey Chaucer Technical College, beating Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Penoyre & Prasad, Haverstock Associates, van Heyningen and Haward, and glas architects + designers.
  • Opponents take sides for London tower fight

    The public inquiry into Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower begins on 15 April and runs for four weeks. Here Zoë Blackler considers both sides of the argument

    Patel Taylor has been appointed to design a 300-bedroom student housing scheme in Bournemouth for the Tonstate Group. It was up against competition from Latitude Architects and Designers and Hamilton Associates.
  • products

    ALKOR DRAKA AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Alkorplan F, a single-ply PVC membrane roofing system from Alkor Draka, was specified in the refurbishment of the Blackwell bookstore in Oxford, which is in the Guinness Book of Records as having the largest display of books for sale in one room in the world. Architectural consultant Dale Roberts Design recommended a total refurbishment of the existing flat roof as part of the project to convert the third-floor storage area into a sales floor.
  • Q&A

    92% of voters in our poll of the past two weeks would, for £10,000, inform on their company for failing to obtain the appropriate software licences.
  • Quotes

    'The bilious, biscuit-coloured office that forms the gateway to the new-look Paternoster Square is an insult to classical propriety, and to Wren.'
  • Radicals revisited

  • review

  • review


    The RIBA international conference will be held in Rotterdam in Holland on 11-12 July. The two-day event will focus on regeneration and will feature panellists including Urban Splash's Tom Bloxham, CABE commissioner Richard Feilden, minister for local government Nick Raynsford and AJ columnist Will Alsop. Tickets cost £599 and are available by calling 020 7307 3641.
  • ring the changes

  • Ringing more changes down on Garkau Farm

  • Rogers in Welsh 'intimidation' row

    Wales' top civil servant has accused Lord Rogers of 'intimidation' after a heated correspondence with the Labour peer over the Welsh Assembly project.
  • Scott Brownrigg + Turner

    Scott Brownrigg + Turner has produced this design for the seafront at Weston-Super-Mare. The scheme redevelops the Tropicana swimming pool and aims to produce an iconic design containing Art Deco references that echo the seaside resort and the old Tropicana building it will replace. The 'exuberant' architecture will 'evoke the exhilaration of a day at the seaside'. It will contain a swimming pool, a five-screen cinema, a ten-pin bowling alley and a health and fitness club. An elevated restaur
  • Share and share alike

    technical news & reviews
  • Space invaders

    technical & practice

    Landscape architect James Holyoak has won a RIBA competition to produce an urban vision for Stockport town centre.

    The Town and Country Planning Association has urged mayor Ken Livingstone to alter his draft London Plan. It is calling for tougher standards for open space protection and a commitment to increase the provision of homes, with more outside London.
  • The right sort of shopping trip could save the nation's soul

    On 8 July 1999, Stephen Byers, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, announced the government's decision to privatise the Post Office. Tony Blair gave no assurances that he would not sell off the shares. This decision has subsequently removed the Post Office from many locations in our country and cities.
  • The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has unveiled the first images of Rick Mather Architects'$100 million (£64 million) masterplan for its 5.5ha site. The design - for the state capital Richmond - will include this five-storey stone and glass structure, which will add 10,000m 2of new hanging space to the gallery. The scheme also aims to restore the museum's entrance, demolish a 1976 extension and create a 600-space car park. Museum director Michael Brand described Mather's designs as 'a new
  • Triple agent

  • UNISON launches attack on 'shoddy' PFI hospital designs

    Public-sector trade union UNISON has launched a fresh offensive against the 'failure of design' in PFIprocured hospitals. Its report, The PFI Experience:
  • Utzon joins architectural elite with Pritzker Prize win

    Jørn Utzon (right) has joined the elite band of international stars honoured with the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. The 84-year-old designer of the Sydney Opera House was this week named Pritzker Laureate 2003.
  • vital statistics

    The US government has earmarked $36 million to build a new embassy in Baghdad at the end of the war. In addition, it has also set aside $26 million to lease temporary space for senior military and diplomats.
  • where empty space is what you want it to be


    The Carpenters' Company has called for entries for the 2003 Wood Awards. The deadline for submissions is 20 May.Visit www. woodawards. com
  • Woods Bagot faces battle over Yorkshire airport plans

    Government support for plans by Australian practice Woods Bagot for a new passenger airport in South Yorkshire have sparked a storm of protest from environmental campaigners.
  • York steps

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